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Why Great Leaders Listen


There is something remarkably powerful about listening. Those who know Melinda Gates well—and even some of those who have met her just once—remark at how good she is at this skill. Geeta Rao Gupta, a former staffer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who is now at the United Nations Foundation, vividly remembers the first time she met with Gates in her office, way back in 2010: “She was literally leaning in, listening very attentively, not interrupting, but acknowledging that she had heard. You know how sometimes people just have a blank face and you don’t know whether you’re being heard?” It was wholly different with Melinda, Rao Gupta says. “She acknowledges, she nods, she listens—and without interrupting, she asks really astute questions.”

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